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NVIDIA GRID Technology to Power Playcast Cloud-Gaming Solution at France's Bouygues Telecom


NVIDIA GRID Technology to Power Playcast Cloud-Gaming Solution at France's Bouygues Telecom

Customers of Bouygues Telecom's Bbox Sensation Can Enjoy Instant Game Streaming

SANTA CLARA, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/28/13 -- NVIDIA today announced that NVIDIA GRID(TM) technology is powering the Playcast cloud gaming service being offered to customers of French fixed and mobile operator Bouygues Telecom.

The service is available on TVs for users of Bouygues Telecom's Bbox Sensation set-top box for instant gaming on more than 50 titles.

"NVIDIA and Playcast have delivered a scalable, high-performance cloud-gaming system for our broadband customers," said Franck Abihssira, head of Fixed Services and Content Division, Bouygues Telecom. "Bouygues Telecom is offering innovative gaming services that enable a great experience available to our 1.5 million subscribers."

High-performance servers based on NVIDIA GRID cloud gaming technology handle all of the processing of the cloud-gaming service. Playcast software is used to stream content from Bouygues Telecom's data centers.

"The Bbox cloud gaming service puts Bouygues Telecom on the cutting-edge of gaming technology," said Phil Eisler, general manager of cloud gaming at NVIDIA. "Game streaming is the easiest way to enjoy video games on any device and the future of how video games will be played."

"Bbox games has been serving hundreds of thousands of streaming hours since launch last year," said Guy de Beer, CEO at Playcast. "The system expansion with NVIDIA GRID hardware will allow us to be ready for the peak usage during the holidays season and continued growth next year."

More information about NVIDIA GRID cloud gaming is available at http://www.nvidia.com/object/cloud-gaming.html.

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About Playcast Playcast Media provides a cloud-based delivery of console quality AAA video games to users of cable, IPTV and connected devices. For more than three years, the company has been serving millions of gaming hours to users in Europe and Asia. Playcast service includes content from publishers such as Ubisoft, 2K, Atari, Capcom, Codemasters, Disney, Sega, THQ, Warner Bros and more. For more information, visit www.playcast-media.com.

A propos de Bouygues Telecom Operateur global de communications electroniques (Mobile, Fixe, TV, Internet et Cloud), Bouygues Telecom se demarque par ses innovations, au service de ses 11,3 millions de clients Mobile et 1,9 million de clients Haut Debit Fixe, dont plus de 1,5 million de clients professionnels. En juillet 2011, Bouygues Telecom a invente B&YOU, premiere offre Sim-Only Web-Only qui a conquis plus d'1,6 million de clients. En juin 2012, Bouygues Telecom a lance Bbox Sensation, qui integre les meilleures technologies au service de la vie numerique du foyer.

Son reseau Mobile couvre 99% de la population en 2G, 96% en 3G+ (jusqu'a 7,2 Mbit/s) et 60% en H+ (jusqu'a 42 Mbit/s). Bouygues Telecom dispose egalement d'un reseau national 4G, avec 63% de la population couverte, c'est-a-dire 40 millions de Francais pouvant beneficier du tres haut debit mobile dans plus de 2 000 villes 4G. Chaque jour, plus de 9 200 collaborateurs imaginent des solutions adaptees pour nos clients. Nos 2 000 conseillers de clientele dans nos 6 centres d'appels en France et nos 2 500 conseillers de vente dans nos 650 magasins les accompagnent au quotidien. www.bouyguestelecom.fr.

About NVIDIA Since 1993, NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) has pioneered the art and science of visual computing. The company's technologies are transforming a world of displays into a world of interactive discovery -- for everyone from gamers to scientists, and consumers to enterprise customers. More information at http://nvidianews.nvidia.com and http://blogs.nvidia.com.

Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, statements as to: the benefits and performance of NVIDIA GRID technology and its impact on cloud gaming are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause results to be materially different than expectations. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include: global economic conditions; our reliance on third parties to manufacture, assemble, package and test our products; the impact of technological development and competition; development of new products and technologies or enhancements to our existing product and technologies; market acceptance of our products or our partners' products; design, manufacturing or software defects; changes in consumer preferences or demands; changes in industry standards and interfaces; unexpected loss of performance of our products or technologies when integrated into systems; as well as other factors detailed from time to time in the reports NVIDIA files with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, including its Form 10-K for the fiscal period ended January 27, 2013. Copies of reports filed with the SEC are posted on the company's website and are available from NVIDIA without charge. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and speak only as of the date hereof, and, except as required by law, NVIDIA disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances.

Copyright 2013 NVIDIA Corporation. All rights reserved. NVIDIA, the NVIDIA logo, and NVIDIA GRID are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of NVIDIA Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. Other company and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated. Features, pricing, availability and specifications are subject to change without notice.

For further information, contact: Brian Burke Senior PR Manager NVIDIA Corporation (512) 401-4385 bburke@nvidia.com

Jim Redner Playcast Media (323) 217-4314 jimredner@therednergroup.com

Alexandre Andre Bouygues Telecom +01 39 26 62 42 aandre@bouyguestelecom.fr

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